A WORTHING man has been chosen to win a free pair of digital hearing aids from high street hearing specialists Hidden Hearing.

The award is part of Hidden Hearing’s support for the National Campaign for Better Hearing, to help raise awareness of the importance of having annual hearing tests at 55.

Keith Carvey’s story touched the Expert Panel, consisting of GP and Health Broadcaster Dr Hilary Jones and Royal Correspondent and Celebrity Ambassador for the Campaign for Better Hearing, Jennie Bond.

Keith, aged 52, had been struggling with his hearing for a while.

He believes the initial loss could’ve been caused by his love of concerts and not protecting his hearing when working on building sites.

His family were forever complaining about the volume on the TV being too high, and he struggled with conversations at work particularly on the phone.

Thanks to the National Campaign for Better Hearing, he was nominated for a free aid by audiologist Liam Colclough at Hidden Hearing centre in Worthing.

Local audiologist Liam Colclough, who tested and nominated Keith, said: “Many people ignore their hearing problems until it’s too late which can affect their health and quality of life.

“This is particularly important for those aged in their 50s and above.

“This campaign is a great initiative and we’re encouraging everyone in the area to ‘Test Your Ears At 55 Years’.

Keith Carvey said: “‘Wow! I can’t believe all the sounds I’m hearing - it’s amazing. Everything is so clear and sharp’

Each month, Hidden Hearing is donating up to five pairs of hearing aids, one for every 1,000 free hearing tests that they carry out nationwide.

The initiative is part of Hidden Hearing’s commitment to get everyone in the UK aged over 55 to have a regular hearing check so they can enjoy more of life’s magic moments.

For more information on hearing loss or to book a free hearing test near you pop in to Hidden Hearing at 7/8 Portland Square, Portland Road, West Sussex.